HC Deb 16 March 1904 vol 131 cc1242-3

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether allowances for the necessary equipment could be given to the military officers on the Tibetan Mission similar to those paid to the civilian members of the staff.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I am informed by the Government of India that the officers of the escort have received and will receive all the advantages allowed under the regulations. A special outfit allowance was granted, as an exceptional measure, to the small body of officers, both civil and military, who were originally attached to the Mission, but there is thought to be no sufficient reason for extending this concession to the much larger number of officers of the escort which was subsequently added.